It should come as no surprise that women are at the helm of some of the most successful and lucrative corporations you can name—because Beyoncé said it best: "Who runs the world? Girls." And if you're curious as to how they rank salary-wise, Inc.com recently revealed the list of the highest-paid female CEOs, as calculated by the executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. Though she took a 15 percent decrease in pay, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer repeats as this years number one ranked CEO with a salary of $36 million. See who else made the top 10, and find out who got a raise—and who did not.
2. Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo: $22.2 million (up 16 percent).
3. Phebe Novakovic of General Dynamics: $20.4 million (up 8 percent).
4. Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin: $20.2 million (up 13 percent).
5. Virginia Rometty of International Business Machines: $19.8 million (up 10 percent).
6. Mary Dillon of ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance: $18.6 million (up 200 percent).
7. Irene Rosenfeld of Mondelez International: $18.3 million (up 15 percent).
8. Heather Bresch of Mylan: $18.2 million (down 25 percent).
9. Carol Meyrowitz of TJX Companies: $18 million (down 23 percent).
10. Meg Whitman of HP: $17.1 million (down 13 percent).
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